Analysis of Quantity and Quality of Medical Research in India: A Narrative Review LE01-LE04
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, S N Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The research output and quality from Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) such as India grades lower than high-income countries. 12th five-year, planning document, also cited that “health research in India has yet to make a major impact” on public health. The recent report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, has described the state of medical colleges as “rotten”. This review presents an overview of quantity and quality of medical research in India; identifies poor performance of medical research in overall rankings, international collaborations, indexation and impact factor. Good quality research is imperative to produce indigenous and original data to address public health problems within the country.